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Mercure Hatfield Oak Hotel

Roehyde Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England AL10 9AF | Directions

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Heartwood Hike

At a Glance

  • Location: 5.9 Miles West
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Heartwood Hike

Take a longer look at Heartwood with this circular trail of 2.7 miles and taking about 1.5 hrs. It meanders through the woodland and wildlife and comes back through a longer route that includes Langley Wood – famous for its beautiful display of bluebells in the spring time. Boots are recommended as the grass paths can get muddy in the winter.

Heartwood Forest Cycling

At a Glance

  • Location: 5.9 Miles West
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Heartwood Forest Cycling

Bikes are welcome on the bridleways at Heartwood Forest, so the best idea is to download the map which shows these, so you know where you are fine and where to avoid. There is a good circular route that involves a light traffic section on Ferrers Lane, or a circular traffic free route that takes in part of the Hertfordshire Way, up to Pismere Spring, on to Round Wood and back through the Magical Wood.

Heartwood Wildlife Wander Walk

At a Glance

  • Location: 5.9 Miles West
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Heartwood Wildlife Wander Walk

This walk takes you through the various habitats at Heartwood, including ancient woodland, newly planted forest and wild flower meadows, and indicates some of the birds, butterflies and flowers you may see. Includes some slopes and kissing gates and boots are recommended especially as it can get muddy in winter. Covers 2.5 miles and takes 1-1.5 hours.

Heartwood Magical Meander Walk

At a Glance

  • Location: 5.9 Miles West
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

Heartwood Magical Meander Walk

This easy circular walk takes you to The Magical Wood which is perfect for families. Along the route there are den building areas and there is a tree spotter download you can use to help you all identify the different species. You can also see if you can spot the woodland characters along the way. Just 1.5 miles, so approximately 1 hour, although most of the terrain is grass tracks so it can get muddy in winter.

Alban Way Cycling

At a Glance

  • Location: 3.0 Miles North
  • Admission (2020): Free
  • Open: All Year
  • More Information: Visit Website

 

Alban Way Cycling

The Alban Way is a traffic free trail for cyclists and walkers along a disused section of the Great Northern Railway, between the historic towns of St Albans and Hatfield, providing an easy and interesting route through Hertfordshire countryside, perfect for a cycle day trip to St Albans. 

The route is 6 1/2 mile long and takes around 40 minutes to cycle. Starting from the hotel the cycle to Hatfield House at one end of the Alban Way is a 3 mile cycle.

Fairlands Valley Outdoor Activity Centre

At a Glance

  • Location: 12.7 Miles North
  • Admission (2020): Varies by Activity
  • Open: All Year, some activites not available in Winter.
  • More Information: Visit Website

Fairlands Valley Outdoor Activity Centre

This is a great day out for the whole family, and there are plenty of challenges to conquer or just have fun and get a bit wet and wild!

There is a High Ropes and Climbing walls, Sailing and Rowing on Saturdays, Stand up Paddleboarding or for something more gentile why not rent a pedalo. During the Summer months there is even a free Aqua Play Park so bring your costumes. 

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Information correct at August 2020. Please confirm details direct with attraction. E&OE.